Friday, December 09, 2005

Ditch the SAT Essay Section?

Betsy Newmark, who is an Advanced Placement teacher, has some solid thoughts today on the value -- or lack thereof -- of the new SAT writing section.

Personally, I think the essay is worthless, especially compared to content-driven Advanced Placement essay tests. There was an interesting article in The New York Times a few months ago in which an MIT professor could judge the writing scores from across the room, based on the way the essay looked!


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